It happened! City A.M. co-founder and managing director Lawson Muncaster finally delivered over the weekend, after promising to abseil down the Lloyd’s building earlier in the summer. Muncaster, who made the descent along with the Lord Mayor and 85 City bosses, did so as part of the run-up to City Giving Day later this month. Our own Mr Muncaster raised nearly £6,000 for charities Scope and Mencap. Bravo!
DO OPPOSITES ATTRACT...?
Diary pages were abuzz this summer with news of an unlikely friendship. Former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and former Tory chancellor, Lord Lamont, bonded over what the charismatic Greek calls a shared commitment to the “indispensability of Parliamentary sovereignty”. Bromance was in the air last Friday, as the pair sat front and centre for a lecture by IMF executive director for India, Rakesh Mohan at the Armourers’ Hall on the future of global economic governance. No word on whether the ageing Tory and rock star Marxist agree with Mohan’s analysis, but they certainly looked cosy.
BUY ME GUCCI, BUY ME VISA
City trend-setters will know that London Fashion Week is not far off. Clearly taking heed from the news that London Fintech week is hosting lectures on blockchains and wearable tech the week before, Visa is teaming up with House of Holland designer Henry Holland to bring some wearable payment technology to London’s fashionistas. Although designers are notorious for shrouding their projects in secrecy before they hit the catwalk, Holland was keen to talk about bringing “a consumer experience into a catwalk presentation.” Sounds expensive…